As you know by my last post (or maybe you don’t), my birthday has come and gone. Now, my family is not the sort to go out and buy 600 presents or throw a massive party every year. Which is great – that means no faking happiness over something you already have, or stressing that you wrote the wrong address on an invitation. So I felt so happy when mum especially took me to the gold cinemas. Dad wasn’t home at this point because of work, but he got home on the 20th. So I came home from school on the Tuesday all merry; my friends had given me some bracelets, anklets, rings and earrings 😀 and dumped my bag on the couch. Then I yelled out a hello to dad, got changed and came out the front of the house with the rest of the family.
Dad gave me a note and a set of instructions. I had to go on a hunt, using clues along the way until I reach the end. It was such a great idea, I must have used my brain so much (they were hard clues) that it nearly exploded. But, last and not least, I reached the mailbox. And hidden inside was a parcel with beautiful wrapping – it said smart on it, and I showed everyone only to have them laugh because it took me so long to reach the end. And inside was… wait for it… an iPhone 6s! Rose gold! 128gb! I was so shocked, I couldn’t even speak. Mum and Dad don’t agree with kids having phones until they can afford it. But their excuse was that it was for next year when we go to South America to take photos with. (Yep, still travelling, even in high school! Gonna have to drop a year with the amount I’m missing…)
They said that they can pay for the phone, but I need to re-apply for a job and pay for the plan. Then Mum pulled out a piece of paper and said that they bought the plan as well! THEN Dad said that they can pay for the phone and plan, but I need to pay for the sim card. I told them I understood, and will get a job and be responsible. Next, Cruz pulls out a little present. I unwrapped it and it turned out to be the sim card! This was so weird – I’ve been the only kid at school without a phone for the past 2 years (even the year 7’s have them). I never thought Mum and Dad would give up their money for something like this! They said I still need to get a job though, which I’m working on. Kind of. Thank you so so so so much!!!